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Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment Planning Workbook
A Team Approach

Fourth Edition
Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, Rebecca Leonard
230 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Spiral Bound, 8.5 x 11" 1 lbs
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Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment Planning Workbook: A Team Approach, Fourth Edition is designed as a companion to the textbook, Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment Planning, Fourth Edition, by Dr. Rebecca Leonard and Dr. Katherine Kendall. The fourth edition of the textbook is ideal for dysphagia courses in speech-language pathology graduate programs and has been updated with a new organizational scheme, as well as new and revised content throughout. This new edition of the workbook reflects these changes and includes a new PluralPlus companion website with multimedia content unique to the workbook, such as exam questions for instructors and case study examples for students.

Based on Dr. Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer's experience teaching and training graduate students and colleagues in the area of dysphagia, a variety of activities and questions are included in the workbook that facilitate understanding and engagement of each chapter in the associated textbook. The workbook includes quiz questions, figure labeling, case-based problem solving, application of videofluorographic and FEES measures or ratings, as well as report writing. Answers or model responses are provided at the end of the workbook for the reader's reference.

The activities and questions provided in the Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment Planning Workbook, Fourth Edition will help readers improve their understanding and implementation of clinical instruction in the area of dysphagia and can be used by students or practicing clinicians hoping to add new skills to their repertoires.

Multimedia List

Chapter 1. Anatomy and Physiology of Deglutition Questions
Chapter 2. Head and Neck Physical Exam Questions
Chapter 3. Clinical Swallow Evaluation Questions
Chapter 4. Endoscopy in Assessing and Treating Dysphagia Questions
Chapter 5. Radiographic Evaluation of the Pharynx and Esophagus Questions
Chapter 6. Dynamic Fluoroscopic Swallow Study: Swallow Evaluation with Videofluoroscopy Questions
Chapter 7. DSS: A Systematic Approach to Analysis and Interpretation Questions
Chapter 8. Dynamic Swallow Study: Objective Measures and Normative Data in Adults Questions
Chapter 9. Other Technologies in Dysphagia Assessment Questions
Chapter 10. The Treatment Plan Questions
Chapter 11. Nursing Evaluation and Care of the Dysphagic Patient Questions
Chapter 12. Nutritional Concerns and Assessment in Dysphagia Questions
Chapter 13. Pediatric Clinical Feeding Assessment Questions
Chapter 14. Esophageal Phase Dysphagia Questions
Chapter 15. Neurogenic Dysphagia Questions
Chapter 16. Dysphagia in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Questions
Chapter 17. Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Questions
Chapter 18. Spinal Abnormalities in Dysphagia Questions

Answers to Questions

About The Authors

Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer

Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, Voice Disorders Center Clinic Director, and adjunct faculty to the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the University of Utah. Dr. Barkmeier-Kraemer received her master's and doctorate degrees in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Iowa. She completed postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health in the Voice and Speech Section directed by Christy Ludlow, PhD, while serving on the faculty in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences for 14 years at the University of Arizona. Dr. Barkmeier-Kraemer developed and taught courses in Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism, Voice Disorders, and Dysphagia and also participated as a faculty member in the Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs in Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering. Her primary research addresses the sensorimotor controls of the larynx for respiration, voicing, and swallowing with recent involvement in a multisite effort to develop an infant and child feeding and swallowing screening instrument for use by primary care providers.

Rebecca Leonard

Rebecca Leonard, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of California, Davis, and former Clinical Director of the Voice-Speech-Swallowing Center in the ENT Clinic. Dr. Leonard continues to be actively involved in research activities associated with the center. Her research interests include normal and disordered swallowing, changes in swallowing across the life span, development of quantitative radiographic techniques to assess the upper airway and esophagus during swallowing, aversive effects on structures of the upper airway associated with environmental stimuli (ozone), and the effects of ablative procedures on voice, speech, and swallowing and the rehabilitation of these effects with prosthetic appliances and reconstructive procedures. Her MS and PhD degrees are from Purdue University, and she is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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